Another busy day – I remembered to turn the flash off to take a photo of the quilting on Stain Glass Stars – with the flash it didn’t want to focus right on the stitch work the last time I took a photo. The colors look a little different without the flash but you can see the stitches. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Quilting is More Fun Than Housework – TGIFF .
Primary Colors – I laid all the blocks back on the floor to see what I need to cut still – I decided I did want to make the quilt closer to a full size quilt. By making the quilt 4 rows long it will be 96 inches long I will put a partial row – 6 inches on each side of my 3 rows across and make it 84 inches wide. At this moment I am not thinking of adding a border – I don’t have enough fabric left over after I cut what is needed to make the rest of the blocks needed – although I will check after I get it all sewed together – but I don’t think I will and with all of these colors from one line I don’t think it would look right to introduce a new fabric for a border. It really doesn’t need a border but of course the quilts always shrink up a little after washing and drying but I said I would make a raffle quilt but I didn’t promise any certain size so in the end it will be ok.
More fabric was picked out and treated and ready to cut today or this weekend – I have red, yellow and a couple other smaller pieces leftover to mix in and what is left that hasn’t been made into pieces yet – I have plenty of orange, blue and yellow so I deliberately left those out.
I changed the quilt out on the bed once again – I am really trying to rotate quilts as sometimes I don’t think about it and one stays on the bed for months and others do not get used. This one is my first hexie quilt called Diamonds are Forever – I finished it last year – it took a couple years to make and the hexies are one inch size. (only in the bedroom do I get these little white circles of dust motes show up in the photos)
A close up of the hand quilting. These colors were a bit out of my zone but I was and still am trying to clean up the stash so I used them and went for a older look.
When Jessica came to visit from Wisconsin the 3rd week of July she brought me three chunks of rhubarb root from her large plant – I wasn’t sure where to plant as I have not had good luck – I have planted in the same place two times now and one time in a different area all with it dying within a couple years. So I put the chunks of root with dirt in a 5 gallon bucket and thought I would wait until fall to plant it somewhere – I didn’t expect it to take off growing like this!! This is the healthiest bunch of rhubarb I have ever had and it is in a bucket on the deck where it is shady almost all the time – of course this summer has been much cooler than normal but I don’t usually have it looking good like this. From what I have been told our winters do not get cold enough for a long enough period of time and our summers are too hot – so where the heck do I plant it – I’m still trying to figure it out – maybe I will leave it in the bucket over winter and then figure it out. But no matter where I plant it I have a feeling it too well be dead in a couple years.
A view of the sewing room – I am done with this part of the wall – Mike has more pine panels to put up on the side of the wall I show and about half of another wall – Mike’s desk will go in the corner in fact that is his desk top leaning against the wall in the box, the sewing machine might go in front of the window like it had been – but I am thinking of possibly putting my new cutting table in front of the window instead and it will be kind of a continuation off of Mike’s desk – both being a nice size plank of wood with legs attached and then the sewing machine – we will see once we get done and start to bring things back into the room. Still a bit of work to do – and the floor has not been started yet.